Grateful Dead Live at Hartford Civic Center on 1987-03-27
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- Grateful Dead
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Audience Master Cassette (Nakamichi 300 / Sony D5M) > Nakamichi BX-300 > CD > SHN; via Stephen B. Porter; Peter Braverman
- 2004-07-15 14:17:54
- Hartford, CT
- Hartford Civic Center
Subject: Happy 33rd Anniversary!
Subject: always loved Hartford
i think they are still trying to repair the roof of this building after THE MOST INSANE,BONE CRUSHING,I CAN"T BELIEVE THIS IS REAL TOUCH OF GREY EVER.i was there.when Jerry raised his hand in the second refrain,and the place went nuts, IT WAS ABSURD !i looked at my friend and said holy cow,what is this ! just stupid ! the best ever. BEST EVER ! not even funny how crazy and insane this is,just beyond what exists,thats all i can say. and then and again, more insane stomping with excellent sound and energy in Sampson with just a bunch a sick Jerry guitar lines and solos and golly i love to crank this one up right into a sick Cumberland with awesome energy,and Jerry turning backwards on himself on purpose in the solo and just ripping the thing.so leading into a FAT Estimated with the sound and vibe just beyond what was real.and the Eyes was just still stomping! and there is no letting up.into a fat drums,full of intensity and a short but poignant and serious space brought into an out of the blue perfect Uncle John's Band,with the band still on fire!when the first notes of Morning Dew fell,it was stunning ! all over ! the place just fell apart and together,and the roof just broke off ! that's all. the fiery and serious Johnny B. Good encore had the same energy and punch as the Alabama,and i walked out into the world thinking wow,what the hell just happened
Subject: 29 Years Today!
So many great memories in Hartford....miss those days
Subject: strong performance
Set 1 - Alabama > GSET is a good warm-up - things really start to cook with West L.A. and by the time Jerry's second solo in Rooster comes along they're absolutely, completely out there. Unfortunately Brown-Eyed Women is rather mangled lyrically; stick through with the rest of the set and you'll set still come real treats - even BIODTL is no-fools territory.
Set 2 is simply a masterpiece. One hour and eighteen minutes of me not being able, for the life of me, to give you what myay be the best highlight. I'm tempted to go with that Morning Dew (I mean, my god....) but the whole damn thing is so brilliantly played, so perfectly poised, I'm really at a loss. Totally at a loss for words here.
Subject: Sickest Touch of Grey You'll Ever Hear
Subject: Whistle Through Your Teeth And Spit!
Touch>Samson>Cumberland>Estimated>Eyes>>>>>>>> Musical Milk!
Subject: Hartford Hoedown
Subject: Great Show!!!!
Subject: You know what's wrong with this show??
Subject: holds up
the dew was one of the last great ones. after this it got WAY overplayed in the summer and fall...maybe in 88 too. the one from 7-4-89 is excellent. however at this show i winced then and now at the entry into the first solo. a trainwreck to be sure. the rest is gravy.
Subject: Jerry Recover's tour
These AUD tapes are so fun to crank up on a big speaker system, they thunder and the crowd is enthusastic as hell.
2nd set opener this night with Touch of Grey is poigniant. I will Survive meant something more than just words after Jerry came back from his coma, and you can hear it in this tape. We Will Survive was equally as tremendous, It was evident that the celebration of Jerry's return was full on, even though he'd made it back to the stage in Oct of 86 w/JGB. I have listened to most of this east coast spring tour and have downloaded most if it and the past week have been listening to nothing but this tour, it's getting me through winter and this is really exciting Dead!! If you like it when these guys rock, this is amped up DEAD!! You'll love this tour!!
Subject: hot show
Subject: You are all right!
I am going to check out the rest of the show right now and will ammend my rating if necessary. For now, I am giving it the benefit of the doubt based on what I've heard so far. Nice sound too, levels are bit high though.
Subject: BEST TOUCH? WHAT ABOUT THIS ROOSTER???
Subject: ONE OF THE BEST AVAILABLE!
Subject: Best Touch Ever
Subject: Only Good Things About Hartford....
Subject: I was there
Subject: More diverse if slightly less consistent than previous evening
"Johnny" is a hot capper to the evening. Other hilites include a hot segue in between "Touch" and "Samson," a bouncy and lively "BIODTL," crowd unity during "Rooster" and the highly danceable "TMNS." Still it's 1987, and there's little oddness to be found as they're beginning to celebrate their greatest inroad to mainstream success.
Subject: PAW OF POWER
Best TOUCH ever. Not a fist, but the mighty PAW OF POWER was raised a few times during this monumental version. The Cumberland is also smokin.
Estimated>Eyes is also quite good, one of the last, fast Eyes. Space> Crazy Fingers tease> UJB>AM DEW E: JBG, is phenomenal every version a standout with the DEW being a version to build on for years to come. I still remember the look on head's faces, stumbling out of the civic center that night, BLOWN AWAY! Tough ticket to get, a 1987 show that can hold its own against many other years great shows. Better show than the first, mosly due to the 2nd set, But the Midnight Hour>Cold Rain and the Row Jimmy & Birdsong from the 26th are all killer versions.
Subject: tough tix
Subject: we will surviiiiiiveiive!!
Subject: Check this one out
1 is a nice warm-up. Brent nearly blew our heads off with the spinning Leslie speakers on his Rooster solo. Set 2 is where it's at - starting with the best Touch of Grey, with the biggest audience response, I ever heard in person. Garcia's fist in the air fired everybody up and made it clear he was really back from coma-land. Cumberland was a nice surprise before the jamming began in earnest. Space>UJB>DEW to end was unique and brilliant - looks short on paper but it's definitely tasty.
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